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Jan
28
comment How can I prevent my 2 year old from covering her face with a blanket when she sleeps?
Gotcha - thanks for the summary :)
Jan
27
comment How can I prevent my 2 year old from covering her face with a blanket when she sleeps?
Oh, I see your comment now that I submitted mine - that is what we did - gave her a knit blanket that was very breathable. She still put it on her head and got very hot and sweaty, but at least we weren't worried about her breathing. I still don't understand how your original answer pertains though...
Jan
27
comment How can I prevent my 2 year old from covering her face with a blanket when she sleeps?
I'm not sure what your advice is? We told her not to cover her head with her "blankie" or we would take it away. After she repeatedly kept covering her head with it, we took it away. She then proceeded to cover her head with the blanket that was on her bed. She wasn't in a crib, but in a bed. So is your advice to strip her bed of anything she can cover her head with, and suck it up when she cries?
Nov
6
comment How can I prevent my 2 year old from covering her face with a blanket when she sleeps?
We actually did try one of those sleep mask things that some people on airplanes wear - she didn't like that either. I like the idea of trying a hat though - it's definitely worth a try :)
Nov
6
comment How can I prevent my 2 year old from covering her face with a blanket when she sleeps?
That's a good point that helps me be a little less fearful about her sleeping with something covering her head. I think a compromise is indeed the way to go. Thanks for your answer!
Nov
6
comment How can I prevent my 2 year old from covering her face with a blanket when she sleeps?
We actually tried to use one of these on her when she was younger and still in a crib, and she always found a way to take it off. This would be a really good option otherwise though :)
Nov
6
comment How can I prevent my 2 year old from covering her face with a blanket when she sleeps?
I like the personal experience in your answer, and the part about finding something comfortable for us. Maybe we can take a trip to the store with her and find a blanket we all will be comfortable with.
Apr
19
comment What are some ways to get an older sibling to give a younger sibling a little space?
Great comments! I like the idea of letting her hug us instead of her little sister - we'll have to try that. Thanks!
Apr
18
comment What are some ways to get an older sibling to give a younger sibling a little space?
Those are good points - Thanks!
Apr
5
comment Is an expensive stroller worth it?
I think it may depend on your child. For whatever reason, our first child hated the expensive stroller we had. After 5 minutes of screaming, we would pick her up out of it, and end up having to carry her and push a stroller. When she got big enough to sit up, we put in her in one of those cheap "umbrella" strollers (for $15-$20) and she loved it! It was way more portable, it still had a visor to block the sun, and we had a happy baby. That doesn't answer your question, but it's another thing to think about.
Mar
31
comment Is baby talk helpful or detrimental?
Here's one downside to baby talk. We had a 3 year old when we had our second baby. Kids in the 2-4 year old range pick up on everything, so our 3 year old used exaggerated baby talk when talking to our baby. It got annoying very quick, and a lot of people noticed how our 3 year old spoke to our baby. That quickly decreased the amount we "baby-talked" to our baby - not for the sake of the baby (which your question is directed at), but for the sake of the older sibling...
Mar
30
comment When can I cover my baby with a blanket in her crib?
I was more concerned with safety. Since she is over a year old now, and if we use a lighter blanket, it sounds like she would probably be okay with it...
Mar
30
comment When can I cover my baby with a blanket in her crib?
@Liutauras - excellent info. Again, I wish I would have known about these years ago :)
Mar
30
comment When can I cover my baby with a blanket in her crib?
@Liutauras - Good to know! Too bad this site wasn't open earlier! Winter is over and my daughter is growing up :)
Mar
30
comment When can I cover my baby with a blanket in her crib?
Hmm - that is a good idea - wish I would have seen those before. Our daughter can crawl around and stand now, so I'm not sure if it would be viable now, but certainly when she was younger.
Mar
30
comment Why does the baby consistently fuss at nightfall?
Both of our girls did that as well. I heard that it was one of their ways of getting rid of some extra energy.
Mar
30
comment What are some ways to get an older sibling to give a younger sibling a little space?
The older one was definitely acting out for attention for the first 3 months after the younger one was born. The older one is usually obedient, but I think the younger one is "just so cute" she can't help but hug her or give her toys or something. I guess I could be wrong, but it just seems like the younger one will do something really cute which kind of triggers something for the older one. And I think you are right about the younger one not being old enough to fend for herself - screaming is pretty much her only defense right now.